Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse

Research Showing How Cocaine Addiction Reprograms the Brain Points to New Therapy Targets

New research from the laboratory of Scientific Council member Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D. marks a significant advance in our understanding of how cocaine addiction affects the brain.

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Intensive PTSD Treatment

A two to three-week intensive PTSD outpatient program deployed at four U.S.

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Genome-Wide Studies Aid Investigation of Dual Diagnosis of Schizophrenia and Substance Use Disorder

Several new genome-wide investigations of schizophrenia and substance-use disorders are helping researchers understand how these two conditions may be related, according to a paper published in

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Researchers Uncover Neural Circuit that Underlies Interest in Novelty

A portion of the brain called the interpeduncular nucleus (IPN) is at the heart of a neural circuit that controls a person’s interest in new things, leading him or her to explore them further.

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Studying Psychotic Symptoms in Marijuana Smokers at High Psychosis Risk

A small pilot study published September 17, 2017 in Psychiatry Research finds that marijuana can cause a temporary increase in psychotic-like states in people who are at high clinical risk fo

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